Stuff to Know Before Starting with Mobile App Development

A guide for absolute beginners on useful topics related to getting started with mobile app development.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 40 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

It can often be daunting for absolute beginners to get started with mobile app development because a lot of the available content is either for people with basic knowledge level or focused on programming. Our guide tackles topics related to getting started with mobile app and game development such as how to set up Android Studio, create a developer account and publish an app to an app store. We will also provide an overview of different app stores and offer practical tips and tricks to help make your app successful such as localization. This series is purely for absolute beginners and users can pick and choose topics they need help with.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge needed. You can follow the instructions in the course to get set up.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Set up Android Studio as your developer environment, create a developer account and publish your Android app.
  • Distinguish between popular app stores.
  • How to localize your mobile app or game to reach a wider audience.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginner mobile app and game developers who want step-by-step guidance on topics in the course curriculum.
  • NOT for developers who already have some experience building and publishing mobile apps.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Set Up.
04:01

Before you can build your first Android app, you'll need to set up your developer environment. In this video we will show you step by step how to set up Android Studio including the use of third party plug-ins.

02:13

Before you can publish your mobile app or game to an app store and make it available to millions of customers around the world, you will need to create a developer account. In this video, we will use the Amazon Appstore as an example and show you step by step how to do so. Unlike some app stores, it is free to create a developer account with the Amazon Appstore so you can follow along for educational purposes.

07:53

After you've created a developer account, and built your first mobile app or game, you will need to publish it on an app store to get it in the hands of millions of customers around the world. In this video we will use the Amazon Appstore as an example to show you step by step how to submit and publish your app. We will offer guidance on the assets and collateral you'll need to gather and also how to test your Android app before you submit.

Section 2: Introduction to App Stores.
06:05

There are many different app stores to which a developer can publish a mobile app or game and get it in the hands of millions of customers around the world. In this video we talk about popular app stores, what to expect from an app store and equally important, what not to expect.

05:52

After you've created a developer account, and built your first mobile app or game, you will need to publish it on an app store to get it in the hands of millions of customers around the world. In this video we will use the Amazon Appstore as an example to show you step by step how to submit and publish your app. We will offer guidance on the assets and collateral you'll need to gather and also how to test your Android app before you submit.

Section 3: Tips and Tricks.
06:09

Localizing your app means having your app target different cultures and languages. Thanks to digital distribution, we now live in a global market. A lot of your potential customers simply don't speak English. Having your applications localized will increase their global reach and will open new opportunities for your business. In this video we will introduce you to app localization and talk about its various benefits to a developer. We will also offer tips and tricks on how to successfully localize your mobile apps and games.

04:47

Often times, as a developer you will be have the option of applying "clever" tactics to grow your user base or gain app store rank. Learn about which tactics you should avoid, not only because they are not effective but also because it affects your reputation as a developer and puts you in questionable company.

03:30

As an honest developer, you work hard to create value. Some dishonest developers try to game the system. Learn how you can take simple steps to protect your intellectual property.

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Instructor Biography

Amazon Appstore, Developer Marketing and Evangelism

The Amazon Appstore is where customers can discover and download hundreds of thousands of apps using Amazon’s convenient and trusted shopping features. Customers will find their favorite Android apps or apps for the Fire Phone, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle Fire tablets and can access the store directly on their Fire devices, from any computer, or on any Android phone or tablet.

We’re also focused on providing the best platform for developers to build, monetize, optimize and distribute their apps and games.

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